Food Products Volume 1-3

Food Products Volume 1-3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...with about 6 inches of clear litter. If after the lapse of ten or twelve days the white filaments are seen spreading in the bed the cultivator knows that the spawn is good; if no t, the spawn is rotting and must be removed and replaced with better. When the spawn is seen spreading well through the beds, the bed should be covered with fresh, sweet, rich soil of the garden and applied equally and firmly with a shovel to the depth of about an inch or so. A covering of abundance of litter or old mats is put ou after the beds are earthed and kept in place by means of tiles, bricks, old boards, or any such material for protection. The beds will soon be in full bearing and it is thought better to examine and gather from them every second day or even every day if there are many beds. Occasional watering is necessary in a dry season. The beds are spawned at a temperature of about 80 F. Figs. 6 and 7, Plate 5, represents a mushroom house and sections designed with a view to growing mushrooms during the greater part of the year without the aid of artificial heat. It is constructed, as will be seen, in such a way as not to be affected by changes of the external temperature. The walls are hollow and banked round with the soil excavated from the interior. The roof is thatched with reeds and the ends stud-work, lined inside with boards and outside with split larch poles, the cavity to be filled with sawdust or cut straw; a small diamond-shaped ventilator, hung on pivots, to be fixed in each end. The floor may be of concrete or burnt clay, well rammed, and the beds are retained in their places by boards nailed to good oak posts. Care should be taken to put efficient drains so that no stagnant damp may exist about the building. As the Department of Agriculture...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236500083
  • 9781236500083